An expert in political economy of cities, public space, and urban transportation, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Professor Kafui Attoh examines the role of urban social movements in shaping mass transit policy. In this paper “Public Transportation and the Idiocy of Urban Life,” he asserts urban transportation’s centrality to debates on ‘the public,’ the ‘right to the city’ and political mobilization in cities.
The Urban Studies Best Article is awarded by the journal’s editors to the author(s) of what they consider to be the most innovative and agenda-setting article published in a given year. Eight articles were shortlisted by the editors from those published in print copy in 2017, including “Public Transportation and the Idiocy of Urban Life” by Professor Attoh.
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